Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Creative Groove

We've decided to go forward with the plan of moving Hayes into a new room. He is excited about it and I want to capitalize on that. As such, we are trying to work with a Grey, Black, Red color scheme. Not what I would choose, but certainly a reflection of my child. I've settled on a light grey for the walls, leaning more toward a warmer shade than cooler, with a big black stripe going along the wall about 1/4 to 1/3 of the way down. He is in love with this loft from IKEA, so that is a must (not to mention it fits the current mattress). I think we'll go with red curtains and a duvet cover - let's be real, I'll probably make them myself.

Today I started looking for red & black poster art for his room. I was really unhappy with all that I saw, none of it was exactly kid-room friendly. Then it dawned on me that I could make my own posters. As soon as the idea hit, I knew it was a good one. These three are the final copies:

I can't believe how much I like them. And Hayes loves the idea of having posters of himself in his room. And if you are as in love with that pouty pose as I am, you should check out Little Lives Photography. Elaine is amazing!


Michelle said...

I love the pouty pose so much! It was my favorite of the three posters! I love them all though.

We will be switching up rooms very soon and Zachary has chosen gray, black and red also. So I may be consulting your experience when we get to that phase.

Chris wants blue, yellow and red primary colors. He is Jeff Gordon fan!

I can't wait to see photos of the finished room!!

angie said...

how creative! what a great idea!

Ket said...

Really, really love this Amy -- perfect for a little boy's room. Not too grown up but not too baby.

Love it! Hayes is so lucky to have a creative and talented mama! : )